Tuesday, 14 September 2010

There must be more to Rooney’s Goodison exclusion.

England manager Fabio Capello (L) and Wayne Rooney attend a team training session at St Jakob Park stadium in Basel September 6, 2010. England is due to play Switzerland in a Euro 2012 qualifier soccer match in Basel on September 7. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson maintained that he was right to drop Wayne Rooney for last weekend’s draw with Everton after the sordid tabloid revelations about his private life.

It certainly can be argued that they coped without him, despite the 3-3 draw. The Red Devils were comfortably 3-1 in front going into injury time and only two goals in two stunning minutes led to debates about Rooney’s whereabouts.

But regardless of whether United missed him on Saturday, questions still remain as to whether Sir Alex Ferguson’s reasons are strictly true.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Duncan Ferguson - An Everton hero

In a shameless act of self promotion I am pointing you the way of another blog - Royal Blue Mersey - where I wrote a tribute piece to the legendary Duncan Ferguson. It is part of the new Everton: Classics section of the site detailing memorable players, seasons and matches.

I'm sure I'm not the only Evertonian to list big Dunc as their favourite player (especially those of a certain age) and certainly couldn't fit all of his special moments in one blog so if you have any special Ferguson memories you would like to share feel free to comment either below or over at Royal Blue Mersey.

To read the article click here

Should this the end of Lampard and Terry’s England careers?

The wounds may not have completely healed from England bruising World Cup but two wins out of two in EURO 2012 qualifying has at least given the fans something to cheer about, even if it was against relatively weak opposition.

But two players, previously cornerstones of the England side, were absent from this round of games and you wonder whether they should ever return.